Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Sketching at the English national Ballet School (II)

This is the second batch of sketches I did. This one and last batch were done in graphite. Sometimes I try my best to experiment but I always see myself coming back to the medium I love the best, which is graphite.


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I had a technique for doing these sketches that helped me move a little faster without being so messy and inaccurate. This was to make sure I waited patiently for the poses to come up, I then made a  mental picture in my mind of the different sequences they kept returning to, so while sketching it was easy to just add a leg or hand to an already sketched torso.  The torso was the kind of common denominator.




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SPECIAL QUOTE
"People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself."- Edgar Degas


4 comments:

KonstantinaP said...

This looks like you had fun. I haven't yet try sketch anything unless is absolutely motionless. Plus, when I watch dancers I just gaze mesmerized... But your technique sounds helpful. Thank you for sharing!

adebanji said...

Thanks Konstantina, it was fun! Try it out you never know.

Francisco Ramos said...

Admirado señor Adebanji Alade :
Lamento no saber inglés para expresarle mi admiración por su arte.
Muchas gracias por su blog.
Francisco Ramos

http://franciscoramospintor.jimdo.com
http://franciscoramospintor.blogspot.com

adebanji said...

Thanks Ramos!